Category: News

All of us at the NZGDA are looking forward to next week’s events. While we sadly will no longer be able to hang out with our friends across the ditch, they will be with us in spirit (and via zoom!) – all of our speakers from Australia will now be giving their talks/panels remotely. Luckily […]

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AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND , July 26, 2021 – Legend Story Studios is proud to announce Tales of Aria, the next booster set for Flesh and Blood trading card game. Following on from the success of the #1 bestselling Monarch booster set (TCGPlayer bestselling sealed products North America May 2021), Tales of Aria gives fans a […]

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – July 26, 2021 – Dinosaur Polo Club, Wellington-based makers of the critically-acclaimed video game Mini Metro, has released their second title Mini Motorways onto PC to huge success. Released on July 20th onto Steam, the largest PC gaming storefront in the world, Mini Motorways debuted at the incredible #1 spot in […]

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Kia Ora New Zealand Game Devs! A new issue of the NZGDA newsletter has been released and pushed to all of our subscribers. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest news, jobs, events & more, you can find a link to it here: NZGDA June 2021 Newsletter To receive this news straight to […]

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Kia Ora New Zealand Game Devs! A new issue of the NZGDA newsletter has been released and pushed to all of our subscribers. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest news, jobs, events & more, you can find a link to it here: NZGDA May 2021 Newsletter To receive this news straight to […]

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(Wellington, New Zealand – Thursday 25 March, 2021) – Rose & Locket, a colourful New Zealand-made indie game by two-person team Whistling Wizard, has won this year’s $25,000 Kiwi Game Starter, the NZ Game Developers Association’s startup competition. Battlecruisers by MechaWeka was the $10,000 runner-up. The winner was chosen from 26 total entries and 4 […]

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The winners of this year’s Kiwi Game Starter Competition will be announced this Thursday by Livestream!  Watch the Livestream on YouTube!  Please join us at 12:00PM Noon on Thursday March 25th Join us this Thursday to hear who will be this year’s winner of the 2020 Kiwi Game Starter Competition! Normally the winner would be […]

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Four finalist spots go to Battlecruisers, Ghostvale, Rose & Locket, and Seedlings (Wellington, New Zealand – Friday 5 March, 2021) – on Friday the judges of the Kiwi Game Starter, the NZ Game Developers Associations’ startup competition for talented game developers, announced the four finalists for 2020: Battlecruisers (Mecha Weka), Ghostvale (Wildflower), Rose & Locket […]

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  This week in the news: A front-page article in the Dominion Post about the growth of game development in New Zealand. Featuring interviews with some of our industry’s champions – including Karah Sutton of PikPok, Lucy Morris of Starcolt, James Everett of NZXR Ltd., Simon McCallum of Victoria University, and NZGDA Chairperson, Chelsea Rapp. […]

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New Zealand’s video game developers have proven themselves resilient through Covid-19. Our interactive media sector earned $323.9 million in the year to 1 April 2020, an increase of $121 million in one year alone. The industry benefited both from being able to continue production during lockdowns as well as soaring demand as people around the […]

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New Zealand’s game development sector continues to go from strength to strength despite COVID challenges. The Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, David Clark, welcomed a news the game development sector’s exports grew by more than 59 per cent in the year to April 2020 to reach $324 million. “This is a fantastic result […]

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Entry forms for the New Zealand Game Developers Association startup programme for interactive games businesses, the Kiwi Game Starter, are now open! Apologies for the delay, this has been down to a number of factors including setting up a new Mentorship Programme for this year and knock on effects from Covid-19. Entrants should prepare their […]

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